Pertam is the eighth planet discovered in the Space Engineers’ star system. It was added with update 1.197, the Wasteland Update. This planet is a moderate-hard starting planet.
Its terrain features many mountains, a large canyon system spanning the equator of the planet, and also flatter desert plains. A rover is ideal for traversing the plains on this planet, even though the extremer parts of Pertam’s terrain will give some challenges to rovers.
Pertam’s higher gravity makes it a challenge to launch or land basic atmospheric or hydrogen-based ship. Considering the thin atmosphere, be careful when attempting to fly at high altitudes in an atmospheric ship.
Due to the lack of Ice Lakes, Hydrogen-based ships are not ideal for this planet. But ice isn’t entirely unavailable, with rare deposits found underneath rare oasis-like areas and teal-colored ice patches.
The temperature varies from Cold to Inferno, and from Hot to Inferno during sandstorms. The planet is infamous for its dangerous lightning storms. Oxygen levels are sufficient for survival as long as you stay close to the planet’s surface. Oxygen is denser in the planet’s lower canyons and crevices, making the floors of canyons ideal for starter bases while ice is too scarce for oxygen production.
For power, Solar Panels are good for lower elevations and Wind Turbines are a good choice for higher elevations.
The planet has no moons, similar to its icy sibling Triton.
- Oxygen Level: Low on the surface, High in canyons and crevices
- Temperature: Cold to Warm, Occasionally Hot to Inferno during storms.
- Gravity: 1.20 G, ~11.77 m/s
- Max Gravity well altitude: 18.51 km. (18510 m)
- Planetary atmosphere altitude 4.7 km. (4700 m)
Resource percentages are based off of 52 nodes, and do not indicate node size.
- Cobalt Ore 13.46%
- Gold Ore 11.54%
- Iron Ore 17.31%
- Magnesium Ore 11.54%
- Nickel Ore 17.31%
- Platinum Ore 0.00%
- Silicon Ore 17.31%
- Silver Ore 11.54%
- Ice ?%
- Uranium Ore 0.00%